Friday, March 13, 2015
He was a really old fish, and I found him dead while feeding his tank mates.
I thought I wasn't going to get another betta fish. I was debating it, though. I am getting a 40 gallon right out side of my room for angel fish, and I was going to upgrade Sky to a 20 gallon long in my room. I am currently looking for pieces of used furniture to refurbish into a large night stand/dresser/aquarium stand for the 20 long. I was thinking that if I don't get another betta fish, I might not have a purpose for an aquarium in my room other than maybe neon tetras, which I would have any way with my betta. I was thinking, maybe I still shouldn't get a betta. It would feel like I am trying to replace Sky, and that would be messed up. Then I realized: People keep betta fish in vases!!! If I do get a new one, that would be one more betta fish in a proper habitat and one less betta fish in a bowl/vase. That was what made me decide to get one. It would be stupid of me to let one "live" in a tiny container. So, I was at the pet store getting an albino bristle nose pleco, and I decided to take a look to see what bettas they have.
This fish is an honorable mention. He is beautiful. My mom, who was kind enough to buy both fish for me (along with 2 shirts before we went to the petstore,) showed me this guy.
Here is him when I first got home
Welcome home Trident the Halfmoon Male Betta Fish!!!
He really is one of a kind, I have never seen anything like him before. Right now he is in a 0.33 gallon tank. He will be in there overnight and tomorrow night or the night after that I will put him in the 10 gallon, depending on how he is.
Everybody, please please please remember that betta fish are not ornaments, but living beings. They deserve respect, heat, room, and a clean space to live in. 2.5 seems to be the bare minimal, but I do not support keeping them in anything under 5 gallons. Mine is only in a small 0.33 gallon for a short time, and it is bigger than his cup the poor thing has been having to live in. Look at that ammonia!!!
He will be in his 10 gallon soon, and sometime after that a 20 gallon!!!! Can't wait!!!!
Until next time, happy betta keeping!!!
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
I just vacuumed out my aquarium, first time since I got Buddy.
I didn't vacuum it in a while because i didn't have a bucket. It was so bad, I still have some waste in there, but not much. I am going to vacuum it next week, and then I am going to get a bunch of new plants, to the point were I might not even need to vacuum the aquarium anymore. I really like the look of heavily planted aquariums, and i think my fish, esp Buddy, would really enjoy one.
Now for some pics!!
Until next time, Happy betta keeping!!!
Monday, December 22, 2014
I can't really upload pictures and vids with this app. I am sorry guys 😭😭😭😭
I just took the time to quickly look through some of my old posts, and I realized how long ago my last post from before getting Buddy was, so I decided to give a quick update;
Right now my aquarium consists of 1 betta, 3 ghost shrimp, 1 albino pleco, 1 panda Cory cat fish, 1 emberald green Cory cat fish, and an angel fish. My aquarium doest have that many plants, but I plan on getting more. I want many plants and maybe some more fish, right now my tank seems empty. Also I plan on getting a gentler air pump for my fish.
Saturday, May 3, 2014
the update on my 10 gallon planted community betta fish tank:
i had a nitrates problem. it is better now, though, and i have been vacuuming my aquarium every other week (i can't vacuum it every week because it will cause problems with my plants and panda cory cat fish.)
most of my fish died. I only have 3 left:
-panda (panda cory cat fish)
-1 oversized neon tetra
so i need
-1 more panda cory cat fish
-5 neon tetras
-2 african dwarf frogs
-3 different kinds of snails
introducing a tank mate to your betta fish
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013
Because Mystery died, I got Patch, a Black Mystery Snail.
I also got two more small ghost shrimp because I cant find Casper and I do not know what happened to him.